Photo Facials | Princeton Junction & Mercerville NJ

Dr. Sasportas with a HygienistDr. Sasportas with a Hygienist and a patient

How is the procedure performed?

The procedure is performed in our office with a pulsed fluorescent light unit that is directed on to the skin. A cooling unit gently lowers the skin temperature, eliminating the need for any anesthetic.

The doctors determine the specific types of pulses of fluorescent light which will maximize the desired result. There are also specific filters that are selected to maximize effectiveness. A series of 3 – 6 treatments are usually prescribed in 3 week intervals to treat various conditions.

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Is there any “down” time after the procedure?

There is little down time for patients after each treatment which takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Depending on the areas being treated and the sensitivity of the skin, some patients may experience a mild discomfort during the procedure.

What do I expect after the procedure?

After each treatment you will notice improvement of skin tone and texture. Depending on the skin condition being treated, you may notice some temporary increase in redness or fullness of superficial blood vessels. This may last for several hours after treatment before it begins to decrease. Also, brown spots being treated may appear darker as well for short time after the treatment. With time, these areas will fade and disappear.

Can I do anything I want after the procedure?

You may continue normal activities after the treatments. Five to six treatments are normally performed for optimal results. Improvements will gradual increase after each visit.

What happens to our skin that causes discolorations and blemishes?

As we age, our skin is affected by our environment and stresses – causing the skin to look older. Sun exposure is a major stress on our skin, bathing us with various UV wavelength light such as UVA and UVB. The complex changes which occur in our skin can result in both blood vessel damage (Telangiectasias) and discolored areas to appear on our skin.

How can a “Photo Facial” help?

The appearance of these spots and blemishes can now be treated with a “photo facial” that utilizes a new technology that incorporates a unique – pulsed fluorescent light. This exciting technology allows the Doctors to effectively treat redness, flushing and pigmentation problems on the face, neck, and chest areas. Similar imperfections and dark spots on the back of hands respond favorably to the pulsed fluorescent light treatments.

The procedure is also being used to treat a condition called rosacea which creates irregular areas of redness and “blotchy” skin in many individuals. It is a recurring condition which affects women more than men, especially during and after pregnancy.